What do we see from our reflection?
An image in reverse, not quite the same
Familiar wrinkles around the eyes,
Do we love or despise
The person staring back from glass
Wishing we were something else,
Richer, thinner, smarter, kind…
Memories that springs to mind
Of yesteryear, thoughts and deeds,
Friends and comfort, hands to hold,
What or who do we really see?
Are we who we were meant to be,
Reflection from another place
Left and right replace each other,
Touch the surface, smooth and cold
Unlike the true face, creased and old.

Written for Fandango’s One Word Challenge : Image.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to Image

  1. Carol anne says:

    This was fab Di! Really loved it! ❤

  2. Zelda Winter says:

    Wow, this is so good.

  3. Sadje says:

    Great reflections on image

  4. murisopsis says:

    I have experienced this and I have wondered if I was me or someone I used to know! Seems I am looking more and more like my father’s mother!!

  5. Fandango says:

    I don’t feel like the person staring back at me from the mirror looks. He’s so old.

  6. Hammad Rais says:

    I can totally relate to this. Very lovely 🙂

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